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Who's Our Hero?

by Jessica Higo 2013

To me, this picture of toys I came across in a toy store makes me ask...... “What are we teaching our children?”  Why are boys taught to be emotionless, strong, working men and girls taught to be quiet homemakers? Where do these thoughts come from? Why are these ideas woven into the toys of our children?

Through the PhotoVoice project, art therapy students create art containing original photos and text that speaks to the root causes of gender violence. The pieces are shared, according to Assistant Art Therapy Professor Dana Elmendorf, “to stir discussion about root causes and to spark community change and dialogue.” PhotoVoice is associated with the Blackburn Center STAR Project.